**Content below is strictly for people who are eating, about to eat, or have just eaten. Nicolekiss does not hold responsible for any undesirable outcome.
You have been warned unethically.
On with the show. Now it’s commonly known by my peers that I will try (to eat) anything at least once. And I mean anything.
Be it life worms (which I so wanted to try but never had the chance to) or dead spiders.
Call it a dare devil thing, I’m just adventurous in the food sector and the curiosity of wanting to know how each food taste like drive my enthusiasm in fear factor food tasting.
This was no different when I travelled to Cambodia.
In my hostel room with my new hair
View from toilet. The wonder of self timer
As I was cycling around the town of Siem Reap following my previous entry, I came across this group of Cambodian ladies squatting in a corner in front a tourist shopping centre stuffing their face over something.
So I went up to ask them in SLOW English what they were doing.
Turned out, they were surrounding this vendor lady selling some sort of eggs.
Holy shit, isn’t this the duck fetus egg I have been seeing and hearing everywhere in Indo China? You know, the egg where the fetus has matured into a baby duck but not fully a duck form yet?
I know I have sworn to NOT eat one of these things due to the many things I heard from friends that this devilish stuff can cause a hell of a stomach feud.
Next thing I know, I was squatting among them waiting for my very own, and first, duck fetus egg.
Yes, why not, serve with a bit of salt, garlic and chilli, it looks “delicious”~ *barf look*
I was taught how to eat one of these things.
First, you crack open the shell on the top like you would with half boil egg for breakfast.
And it will expose a layer of membrane revealing the boiled (cooked) yellow yolk underneath.
Peel it off and stuck a spoon in it.
Sick, I know.
Now spoon it out.
If you’re about to barf now, perfect.
What you are looking at now it’s the feathers of the semi deformed baby duck (or fetus), you have probably scooped the eye, beak, brain and bones out for all I know but it would be too mixed up to really recognise it.
I’ll show a different angle.
Because it’s still in a fetus form, the bones are pretty soft you can actually gorge the whole thing down with ease.
Now, you have to trust me on this. IT DOES NOT TASTE AS BAD AS IT LOOKS. In fact, to be really honest, with a bit of lime, chilly sauce and salt, it’s actually pretty damn good! Albeit bit high in cholesterol.
So why not have a duck fetus egg when you travel to Cambodia, Laos or Philippines? It's all over the place, remember to look for the stalls or vendors who boil their eggs properly or you might be spend the night on the toilet bowl.
Now the last photo I’m just being pretty mean and if you have not barfed at this point, congrats.
Can you see the wings? O, and I think I spotted a beak?
Quack~! (evil grin)